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The Thriller Award

The winners of the Thriller Awards are announced at ThrillerFest, an annual event hosted by the International Thriller Writers organization, to recognize the best books published in this genre from the previous year.


  • Best Novel: The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best First Novel: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews (Scribner)
  • Best Paperback Original: The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon (William Morrow)
  • Best Short Story: "Footprints in the Water" by Twist Phelan (Ellery Queen)
  • Best Young Adult: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Hyperion)
  • Best e-Book Original: The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell (Rebecca Cantrell)
  • Literary Silver Bullet Award: Brenda Novak
  • Best Novel: Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman (SilverOak)
  • Best Paperback Original: Lake Country by Sean Doolittle (Bantam)
  • Best First Novel: The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Little, Brown)
  • Best Short Story: "Lost Things" by John Rector (Thomas & Mercer)
  • Best Young Adult Novel: False Memory by Dan Krokos (Hyperion Books)
  • Best eBook Original Novel: Blind Faith by C. J. Lyons (C. J. Lyons)
  • Best Novel: 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott (Sphere)
  • Best First Novel: Spiral by Paul McEuen (The Dial Press)
  • Best Short Story: "Half-Lives" by Tim L. Williams (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • Best Novel: Bad Blood by John Sandford (Putnam)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Cold Room by J. T. Ellison (Mira)Review of The Cold Room by J. T. Ellison
  • Best First Novel: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (St. Martin's Press)Review of Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
  • Best Short Story: The God for Vengeance Cry by Richard Helms (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • Best Novel: The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
  • Best Paperback Original: The Coldest Mile by Tom Piccirilli
  • Best First Novel: Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti
  • Best Short Story: A Stab in the Heart by Twist Phelan
  • Best Novel: The Ghost by Robert Harris
  • Best First Novel: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  • Best Paperback Original: The Midnight Road by Tom Piccirilli
  • Best Novel: The Patriots Club by Christopher Reich
  • Best First Novel: Improbable by Adam Fawer
  • Best Paperback Original: Pride Runs Deep by R. Cameron Cooke

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